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City Offices and Sanitation Department Closed on Friday

City Offices and Sanitation Department Closed on Friday

All city of Paris offices are closed on Friday, July 3rd for the Independence Day holiday. The City of Paris Sanitation Department will NOT pick up trash on Friday, July 3rd.  The Compost Site will NOT be open Friday, July 3rd or Saturday, July 4th. Our regular trash collection schedule will...

07/03/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Holds Special Called Meeting on Tuesday

PEDC Holds Special Called Meeting on Tuesday

The Paris Economic Development Corporation will be holding a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, July 7th at 4pm.  This will be the first meeting with new board members Richard Manning and Ray Banks. The PEDC Board will be electing new Officers on Tuesday. The board will also discuss and...

07/03/2015 by eParisExtra
No New Forensic Audit for PEDC

No New Forensic Audit for PEDC

Despite wanting a “second opinion” on the forensic audit conducted by Defenbaugh & Associates, the Paris Economic Development Board (PEDC) will not be hiring a new firm to conduct another investigation at this time. On Monday, June 29, 2015 the board of the PEDC met with Steve...

06/30/2015 by eParisExtra
Sims Deemed Fit to Stand Trial

Sims Deemed Fit to Stand Trial

After 9 hours of arguments and cross-examination before county court judge Bill Harris, a jury has deemed Christian Sims fit to stand trial for the murder of his grandmother, Annie Sims. Gary Young, prosecutor for the case and Lamar County District Attorney, along with Assistant County Attorney...

06/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Steve Grubbs Resigns as CEO of PRMC

Steve Grubbs Resigns as CEO of PRMC

It was announced to Paris Regional Medical Center employees yesterday that Stephen J. Grubbs is resigning.  Grubbs is relocating to a hospital in Panama City, Florida. Stephen Grubbs joined PRMC as the chief executive officer in March of 2013, coming to the hospital from Jackson, Tenn.,...

06/26/2015 by eParisExtra
RRV Amateur Radio Club to host ham radio

RRV Amateur Radio Club to host ham radio "Field Day" this weekend

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 27 – 28 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service. Members of the Red River Valley Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 27 at The Paris Police Department front lawn. Since 1933, ham radio operators...

06/25/2015 by Josh Allen
City Council Appoints New Board Members

City Council Appoints New Board Members

During its regular meeting on Monday, the City Council appointed new members for the various boards and committees operating within the city of Paris. The Airport Board saw the appointment of Tim Bullock, Anna Spencer, and Paula Portugal while Patsy Daniels filled the vacant position on the...

06/23/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet Monday

City Council to Meet Monday

The Paris City Council will meet on Monday, June 22nd in the City Council Chambers at 5:30pm. The meeting is open to the public. On the agenda is the appointment of citizens to the city’s boards and commissions as well as appoint the City Council Liaisons. The council will also be...

06/21/2015 by eParisExtra
No City-Wide Mayor Election for Paris, TX

No City-Wide Mayor Election for Paris, TX

One of the first actions taken by the new Paris city Mayor A.J. Hashmi was to create a citizens committee to examine the city council elections and possible charter amendments. Each council member appointed one member of the community to serve on the  committee.  The first item to be...

06/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Grand jury: 19 indicted in June

Grand jury: 19 indicted in June

A Lamar County grand jury handed down indictments to nineteen individuals for the month of June last week at the Lamar County Courthouse. According to court records, those indicted and their charges are as follows: Demontra Lamont Akins, Jr. – Escape Causing Bodily Injury Taylor Nicole...

06/15/2015 by Josh Allen
CORRECTION: Dawson Proposing Investigation, Not Finalized

CORRECTION: Dawson Proposing Investigation, Not Finalized

In an email exchange with eParisExtra intern reporter Matthew Ablon, Steve Dawson (pictured) of Dawson Forensic Analytics, PLLC offered clarification in response to an article published to eParisExtra on June 10, 2015. According to Dawson, the PEDC board vote did not result in a decision to...

06/15/2015 by eParisExtra
Dallas PD Attack suspect previously arrested in Paris

Dallas PD Attack suspect previously arrested in Paris

James Lance Boulware The suspect in the attack on the Dallas Police Department has identified himself as James Boulware, from Paris. Boulware was involved in incident in Paris in May of 2013 that caused local schools to be on lock down until he was apprehended in the Dominoes parking lot on...

06/13/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Board Votes to Hire Another Forensic Analyst

PEDC Board Votes to Hire Another Forensic Analyst

During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Paris Economic Development Council (PEDC) voted in favor of hiring a forensic analyst to again investigate and audit the finances of the PEDC. The board voted in favor of bringing in Steve Dawson of the Dawson Forensic Group in Lubbock. According to...

06/10/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC To Discuss Hiring Another Forensic Auditor

PEDC To Discuss Hiring Another Forensic Auditor

At the regular monthly meeting of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) on Tuesday, June 9th the PEDC Board will discuss hiring another forensic auditor to investigate and resolve questions pertaining to the operations of the PEDC. The PEDC board meets at 3pm in the Community Room...

06/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Deadline Passed for City Boards & Commissions

Deadline Passed for City Boards & Commissions

The deadline has passed for those applying to be considered for appointment terms on the city boards and/or commissions. The Paris City Council will make those appointments later this month.  The three year terms begin July 1st and end June 30, 2018. The applicants include: Paris Economic...

06/07/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet Monday, June 8th

City Council to Meet Monday, June 8th

The Paris City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, June 8, 2015.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. Items on the regular agenda include (items 1-14 are included on the consent agenda): 15. Receive...

06/05/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Looking for New Interim Director

PEDC Looking for New Interim Director

Following the resignation of  former Interim Executive Director Shannon Barrentine, (pictured) the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is looking for a new interim executive director. The PEDC board is expected to discuss finding a permanent executive director at next week’s...

06/04/2015 by eParisExtra
The Bridge is Open

The Bridge is Open

According to Texas and Oklahoma Departments of Transportation, the Highway 271 bridge over the Red River between Paris and Hugo has reopened.   Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass stated, “We are asking the public to drive carefully as you cross the bridge since there is only one lane open...

06/03/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC to Meet Again Regarding Ricky Hayes Letter

PEDC to Meet Again Regarding Ricky Hayes Letter

Once again the board of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has called a Special Meeting to discuss and possibly take action on the letter sent to the PEDC board from Ricky Hayes on April 21, 2015 regarding the Defenbaugh Report. The “Defenbaugh Report” was the...

05/29/2015 by eParisExtra
June 1st jury panel cancellation

June 1st jury panel cancellation

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The Jury panel summoned to report for the 62ND DISTRICT COURT on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. HAS BEEN CANCELLED.   If you have a question regarding your summons please call the District Clerk’s office at (903) 737-2427 and a clerk will be glad to help you. ...

05/28/2015 by Josh Allen